If you have diabetes, complications from the disease can put you at significant risk for amputation of a foot or leg. Your risk for wounds on your feet leading to amputation increases the longer you have diabetes. Proper foot care is important for the rest of your life.
Proper diabetic foot care is crucial to prevent Diabetic Foot Disease from occurring:
- Skin and nail care
- Daily foot inspection for wounds or cracks
- Wear proper footwear